startup chile seed fund programme
startup chile seed fund programme

Start-Up Chile Seed is a program for those who want to accelerate and develop a world-class startup in Chile, while helping us shape the local culture to embrace entrepreneurship.

Talented entrepreneurs from all over the world are invited to apply to be part of the program. If you have an amazing and scalable business idea or an established startup with high growth potential, we would be happy to receive your application.

Start-Up Chile’s admission process is organized with the support of Younoodle, a California-based company that provides a technology platform used by leading entrepreneurship clubs and university competitions worldwide.

After their review, an internal selection panel will make the final approval decision. – Those who are selected to participate in the Start-Up Chile Seed program must be able to move to Chile and stay here full time and take active part in the program for at least 6 months (consider one extra month, devoted to program procedures to get you started).



All startups are expected to provide a 2 minute video, explaining what pain is solved, introduce the team members and why they are applying to Start-Up Chile. Videos with animations will be rejected.

Recommendation Letters

Only provide the email of the person that will write your recommendation letter. Once it has been submitted, (during the application process), the person will receive a notification asking to write one.

There are two ways in which you can decide to apply. You can apply 1) as a Natural Person, no matter your nationality; Or 2) as a Chilean Legal Person, yes only Chilean Companies.

If you apply as a Natural Person, then you will be the beneficiary of the grant. If you apply as a Chilean Legal Person, then this Chilean company will be the beneficiary.

It’s not possible for foreign companies to apply. If you are foreigner and you have a company abroad, then you need to apply as a Natural Person.

This information makes no difference at all, during the evaluation process!

Consulting companies, export/import companies and franchises are not accepted as they are not easily scalable on a global level.

Less than 2 years

Your Company cannot be older than two years of age, because we are looking for early stage startups.

Dedicated 100%

The team leader must be 100% dedicated to the project (you cannot be employed in any other company while you are participating in the program). *All these terms apply to Chilean participants equally.

1 application per startup

For every applicant we only accept one startup. Please don’t apply with more than one startup!

All your identification must be valid at the time of your application (passport or Chilean ID). If you are in the process of renewing your identification you must present a document which proves that it is being renewed


Applications can only be submitted online through the Younoodle platform.

More information about the grant can be obtained on the Start-Up Chile Seed programme website

Deadline for submitting applications: September 7th, 2016

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